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The members of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group include:

Main Advisory Group

  • (Co-Chair) Indra Nooyi: Board co-chair of AdvanceCT; former CEO of PepsiCo
  • (Co-Chair) Dr. Albert Ko: Professor of epidemiology and medicine and department chair at the Yale School of Public Health
  • Oni Chukwu: Executive chairman of Aventri
  • Alex Karnal: Partner and managing director of Deerfield; co-founder and board member of The Institute for Life Changing Medicines
  • Dr. Mehmood Khan: CEO and board member of Life Biosciences, Inc.
  • Dr. Harlan Krumholz: Cardiologist and health care researcher at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Dr. Charles Lee: Scientific director and professor at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
  • David Scheer: President of Scheer & Company; Former chairman of Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Business Committee

  • (Chair) Oni Chukwu: Executive chairman of Aventri
  • Joe Brennan: President and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association
  • Rodney Butler: Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
  • Peter Denious: President and CEO of AdvanceCT
  • Howard Hill: Owner of Howard K. Hill Funeral Services
  • Roberta Hoskie: President and CEO of Outreach Realty Services
  • Steve Matiatos: President of the Connecticut Lodging Association
  • Dan Meiser: Chairman of the Connecticut Restaurant Association
  • John Olsen: President Emeritus of the Connecticut AFL-CIO
  • Fran Pastore: President and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council
  • Timothy Phelan: President of the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association
  • Meredith Reuben: CEO of EBP Supply Solutions
  • David Roche: President of the Connecticut Building Trades
  • Garrett Sheehan: President and CEO of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Pedro Soto: President and CEO of Hygrade Precision Technologies

Community Committee

  • (Chair) Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith: Director of the Equity and Innovation Research Center at the Yale School of Medicine
  • Marie Allen: Executive Director of the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and Independent Living
  • Dr. Ken Alleyne: Vice Chair of the Connecticut Health Foundation
  • Nora Duncan: State Director of Connecticut AARP
  • Rochelle Palache: Assistant District Leader for SEIU, Local 32BJ
  • Daria Smith: Executive Director of the Connecticut State Independent Living Council

Education Committee

  • (Co-Chair) Rick Levin: Former President of Yale University
  • (Co-Chair) Linda Lorimer: Former Vice President for Global and Strategic Initiatives at Yale University
  • Rick Branson: Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools
  • Jan Hochadel: President of AFT Connecticut
  • Steve Kaplan: President of the University of New Haven
  • Alice Pritchard: Chief of Staff to the President of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
  • Rachel Rubin: Chief of Staff to the President of the University of Connecticut
  • Jen Widness: President of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
  • Donald Williams, Jr.: Executive Director of the Connecticut Education Association

Governor Lamont’s Representatives

  • Paul Mounds: Chief of Staff for the Office of the Governor
  • Josh Geballe: Chief Operating Officer for the Office of the Governor and Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services
  • Renée Coleman-Mitchell: Commissioner of the Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Matthew Cartter: State Epidemiologist for the Department of Public Health
  • Miguel Cardona: Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Education (Also co-chair of the Education Committee)
  • Beth Bye: Commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (Also member of the Education Committee)
  • Deidre Gifford: Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Social Services (Also member of the Community Committee)
  • Amy Porter: Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services (Also member of the Community Committee)
  • Jordan Scheff: Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (Also member of the Community Committee)
  • David Lehman: Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (Also member of the Business Committee)